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Thursday night, we went to see legitimate theater downtown. We saw Moon for the Misbegotten which I discovered was the last play written by Eugene O'Neill. Our seats were great. We could actually see the expressions on the actors' faces. The play itself was pretty good and fairly engrossing. I would recommend it for those readers who want a little culture.

Friday afternoon, we went to the mall and I bought A Bigger Bang which is the new album from the Rolling Stones. Such a great album. The overall feel of the album to me is that the Stones have matured to their age but still remember how to rock. One song Jagger complains she drives too fast and in another complains he's eating breakfast at 9 and she's just getting in. It's quite amusing. As many may already know, the song "Sweet Neocon" basically rips the current administration a new one. Gotta love it.

Friday night, we went to the movie theater to see Memoirs of a Geisha. I went because what male wouldn't want to go see a movie about Asian sex slaves but I really became quite engrossed in the story. I will reveal that the ending is rather sad when you think about it but I serious doubt anyone actually does anymore so you're probably safe. My parents jumped on the bandwagon on people complaining most of the actors weren't really Japanese but my feeling is that kind of thing has be going on forever so why complain now especially when they are at least really Asian.

Once again, is there more than one quiz result for this?








Inconsistent
You scored 68 Giving, 68 Respectful, and 22 Selfish!
You have a lot of potential, but you give to get. You expect, and your expectations are rarely met, if ever. Trouble is, no one will ever meet your expectations. YOU can't even meet your expectations. You are all over the board. You need consistency! You also need a time out once in a while. How about relaxing for a minute? Soak in the sun. Give a little TLC to yourself, so you can give it-unselfishly-to others. You'll be surprised at your true joy, rather then your disappointment!!!







The How's Your Karma Test written by Mookie1010 on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

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